CRCM  Vol.3 No.12 , December 2014
One Case about the Diagnosis and Treatment of Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis without Any Inducement
ABSTRACT
We present a case of Staphylococcus aurous tricuspid valve endocarditis without any risk factors (intravenous drug users, with pacemaker or central venous lines and with congenital heart disease). Transthoracic echocardiography, as first line examination, showed the vegetations on tricuspid valve. In our case, the diagnosis and treatment of right-sided infective endocarditis without any inducement were extremely difficult. Therefore, once a patient comes out with fever, the blood culture remains positive for gram-positive bacterium, and the infectious location still unknown, then the infective endocarditis should be considered. In addition, surgical measure is also an important therapy for right-sided infective endocarditis.

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Chen, S. , Yu, K. , Ling, Q. , Huang, C. , Zheng, J. , Cheng, Q. , Zhu, M. , Li, N. and Chen, M. (2014) One Case about the Diagnosis and Treatment of Right-Sided Infective Endocarditis without Any Inducement. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 631-635. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.312134.
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